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So I heard that Alabama has 7 players that graduated high school early in the fall and are now at Alabama going to college. I think that we might have a couple of these too, but maybe they are JUCOs.
Question: do these recuits count as 2013 commits, or are these "gray shirts" that count toward previous scholarship yearly limits?
I think 'gray shirts' only apply to kids that graduated from high school the previous year (i.e. - if they graduated in May/June 2012) but don't take a full load or go to college the first semester.
I think the kids that come in early can apply to either last year's recruiting class or this year, whereever the team needs them to fit.
From my understanding, we had 2 kids that came in mid-year/early. From the JUCO ranks we have QB Scroggins. From the high school ranks we have OL Stott. (Though I heard a rumor that Stott quit after 3 lifting sessions)
So when Alabama says they have 7 early signees and 23 commits, they could possibly have 30 recruits in the freshman class next year?
They are allowed only 85 scholarships at any given time. They also can sign a max of 25 players per class. If they had 7 early enrollees and 23 commits today, they could apply 25 to the 2013 class and back date the other 5 to 2012 (if they didn't already have 25 for the 2012 class)
You can count a small number of scholarships towards the previous class IF you are under the 85 and were under the 25 the year before.
Example: Arizona signed 25 but 24 enrolled and one left early, so Arizona could fill those slots with Scroggins and Stott and not have them count towards 2013. Cats signed 23 (so far), so they could count at least two next winter towards this class.
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That rumor is not accurate from what I have been told.
Stott wasn't listed on the class announcement.
He may be the only one counting towards last years class, but who knows.
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What about Adam Halls scholarship? is that another one that opened up?
Hall's schollie is open, but only in terms of the 85. Only Cozens and maybe Leo Thomas were not counted.
Hall's scholarship is (was) open and has now been filled. Graduating early and getting into class has been an increased practice nationwide. We have had 2-3 each year for the past 3 years at least.
Stott was not announced because he is already enrolled.
Scroggins is on the official signee list and he enrolled early as well. Again, no mention of Stott and since I heard he quit within 3 days that would make sense to me why he isn't listed. Just want to know if that opens up another scholarship now or if we have to wait until next year to use it.
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